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31 Jul 2011, 9:50 am by StephanieWestAllen
Abstract: The dominant presumption within legal education, that we can teach students to “think like lawyers” with a nearly singular focus on training the analytical mind, is a fiction based on a 19th Century understanding of the human brain that is inherently flawed. [read post]
27 Jan 2010, 9:25 am by StephanieWestAllen
For those of you who have not yet read Peter Adler's "The End of Mediation: A Ramble on Why the Field Will Fail and Mediators Will Thrive over the Next Two Decades" (, I recommend perusing this article. [read post]
2 Sep 2009, 10:34 am
I will be co-teaching this seminar on October 15, from 8:30 to 10:30 AM. [read post]
1 Jul 2009, 5:08 pm
Excerpt:The Northshire Bookstore, in quaint Manchester Center, Vt., has all the classic trappings: exposed beams, wood tables stacked with hardcover bestsellers, comfortable leather chairs nestled into alcoves.And then there's "Lurch,'' a hulking jumble of machinery that is often groaning and shuddering in a corner behind the sales counter.Officially known as the Espresso Book Machine, Lurch, as the employees call it, is a "print on demand'' setup the size of a… [read post]
27 Jul 2010, 7:58 am by StephanieWestAllen
Two recent studies have looked at patterns of relationships between parents and adult children. [read post]
22 Sep 2010, 2:42 pm by StephanieWestAllen
Recently I was invited to participate in a program being presented at the upcoming Annual Conference of the ABA's Section of Dispute Resolution. [read post]
3 Sep 2010, 10:46 am by StephanieWestAllen
Click to watch a fun and informative presentation by public speaking guru Garr Reynolds in which he talks about communication. [read post]
15 Nov 2013, 7:05 am by StephanieWestAllen
Excerpt from a new article in The Economist on mindfulness: What got the mindfulness wagon rolling was the 1960s counter-culture, which injected a shot of bohemianism into the bloodstream of capitalism: witness the rise of companies such as Virgin, Ben & Jerry’s and Apple, whose co-founder, Steve Jobs, had visited India on a meditation break as a young man, and who often talked about how Zen had influenced the design of his products. [read post]
27 May 2009, 12:20 pm
In the coming weeks, Edge will publish some of the essays from the new book What's Next? [read post]
15 May 2009, 1:36 pm
In recent years, cognitive scientists have turned in increasing numbers to the study of human happiness ... .... [read post]
20 Jul 2011, 3:47 pm by StephanieWestAllen
That wish was expressed by Katie Baker at Grantland as she described her pick for the YouTube Hall of Fame. [read post]
31 Jan 2011, 4:26 pm by StephanieWestAllen
Excerpt: Perhaps in time legal philosophers will cease to be preoccupied with building “conceptual models” to represent legal phenomena . . . and will turn instead to an analysis of the social processes that constitute the reality of law. [read post]
29 Jan 2011, 8:43 am by StephanieWestAllen
From the Course Information page: The Lawyers in Balance seminar is back by popular demand! [read post]
18 Mar 2010, 12:17 pm by StephanieWestAllen
Excerpt:The terrorist explosions that ripped through Madrid's crowded commuter trains on the morning of 11 March 2004 killed 191 people, wounded some 2,000 more and prompted an international manhunt for the perpetrators. [read post]